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Policy is a set of pre-defined rules and regulations. In PK Protect, policy contains a set of guidelines which are created to protect the sensitive information. It contains a set of pre-defined and user-defined Sensitive Types and protection options.

 PK Protect supports two types of policies:

  •  Pre-Defined Policies: These policies are the ones that have already been defined within PK Protect to improve the ease of usage. GDPR, PII, PCI and HIPAA are some of the pre-defined policies in PK Protect.

    The Pre-Defined Policies are explained below:

Pre-Defined Policies


GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

GDPR was officially enacted across the EU on 25th May 2018. It is designed to protect the personal data and privacy of EU (European Union) citizens for every transaction that occurs within EU member states.

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

HIPAA was enacted in the year 1996. HIPAA is designed to provide the security provisions and data privacy to keep the patients’ medical information safe.

PII (Personally Identifiable Information)

PII is any data that could potentially be used to identify a particular individual. PII information includes biometric information, medical information, Personally Identifiable Information (PIFI) and unique identifiers such as social security numbers. In U.S., multiple federal laws regulate the protection of PII.

PCI (Payment Card Information/Industry)

PCI was enacted in December 2004. It refers to the payment security standards that ensure all sellers safely and securely accept, store, process and transmit cardholder data during credit card transactions.

CCPA (California Consumer Protection Act)

CCPA came into effect from January 1st, 2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state law intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, US

  • Customized Policies: User can define its own policies and can also customize the Pre-Defined Policies by creating a copy. A user can perform various functions in PK Protect.

A user can perform various functions in PK Protect. Some of those are:

  1. Create a policy

  2. List a policy

  3. Export a policy

  4. Import a policy


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